Saturday, December 31, 2011

Some more Black Friday and Christmas Hauls

Here's a small look at some of the hauling I did from Morgana's Cryptoria for Black Friday as well as a first purchase of Nfu Oh polishes from

Do you own any Nfu Oh stuff? What's your favorite(s)?

Friday, December 30, 2011

Still Recovering...

I'm still not even close to being 100%... so while I am recovering I will be trying to draft up my reviews/first looks. So until then  (hopefully I'll be able to leave the couch by tomorrow) I leave you with this!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sick Crow is Sick...

Well since I have somehow become ill beyond posting (Thank God for Nyquil), there is no way I can seriously post a review or even swatches.

So I leave you with this...

Link Kitteh!

Let's hope this cold... or zombie virus leaves me by tonight because I have a LONG day tomorrow if it doesn't. :(

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

imPRESS Press - On Manicure - Review

I received these in the Influenster Holiday Voxbox, I don't usually have long nails as mine are always breaking since they are thin and brittle. They come in several cool designs and have several sizes included.

imPRESS Press-On Manicure
This changes everything!

Introducing imPress Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails, the revolutionary way to apply polish! Featuring advanced nail technology, you can get a salon-perfect manicure in seconds – simply peel off, press on, and you're done. There's no drying, a killer shine and a manicure that lasts up to a week! And, imPress is so easy to remove, you can change it up to match your mood as often as you want. Check out all 36 colors and patterns, including trendy brights, classic darks and animal prints. With imPress, your nails will always be your best accessory.

imPress Manicure retails for $5.99 for colors and $7.99 for patterns, and is available at CVS, Rite Aid, Duane Reade, KMart, Walgreens, Walmart and more. For a full list of online and in-store retailers, visit, where you can download an exclusive coupon and virtually try on all the colors and patterns!

Price:  Price is average for this kind of product, depending on how long it last it may or may not be worth the cost. It's definitely cheaper then getting a fancy manicure.

Pros:  Easy to apply, look nice, no dry time compared to a regular manicure. I think the package is a cute idea, loved the fact it's a cute nail polish bottle container.

Cons:  May be tough for people to find the right fit if they have smaller nails. They won't make it through everyday wear if you do a lot with your hands.

Would I purchase again: I'm not sure... I might for just a one night thing but I can't see putting them through everyday wear and tear.

PRODUCT : 5/10
PRICE : 4/5
For more information on the brand check out their site
 Disclosure: I received this product to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program.

Disclaimer: Some product(s)  shown in this post may have been provided by the brand or their PR  representative for potential review or use. For more information, please  read the Disclosure  Policy.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sephora Christmas Haul

So for Christmas my husband and I got each other a stocking filled with stuff we knew the other would love. I got an assortment of chocolates, gum, and Sephora gift cards! He actually got me a $25 one then hid another $25 one somewhere else (sneaky husband)!

Anyway I've never been into the Sephora store in my area since they opened it so I figured I'd go check it out and maybe save some shipping cost. I went in not sure what I wanted and since it was just a small store inside the JCPenny at the mall I knew they didn't carry everything an actual freestanding store would carry.

I was checking out things like the True Blood Palette, the Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV, and Kat Von D stuff. I happened to pass by an end cap that had a sign that said $6.77, and on that shelf I saw about 10 - 15 Kat Von D Metal Orchestra Palettes. I did a double take when I saw that and headed towards the closest employee. She was really nice and told me right away that it was the correct price for the palette! They were originally $34 each but are now marked down to just $6.77!!!! So I did what any makeup girl would do, I grabbed 3 of them and tried to decide if I wanted to grab them all!

I ended up getting 3 of them so I could of course have a giveaway with them for my lovely readers! I may just have to go back to get more this weekend lol. Anyway I couldn't exactly go out and tell my wonderful husband that I spent all of the Christmas money he gave me on giveaway prizes, so I still had to find something I could walk away with that I was keeping!

I browsed for what seemed like forever and finally after several passes ended up grabbing the Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV. I would have passed it because I think $64 is a bit much for something that I've heard some people say wasn't up to par, but they had it on sale for just $44 and I figured why not! Anyway as I was standing in line to check out I ended up seeing cute little Tokidoki mint cases and grabbed 2 of them. As the girl was checking out my things she complimented me on my winged liner and hot pink lips!

I was wearing Morgana Cryptoria Lipstick in Valentine with some crazy winged liner, she was sweet and said "a girl after my own heart wearing winged liner and hot pink lips!" It's nice to get compliments from MUA's.

When she finished ringing me up she said "you saved $109 today!" I was like OMG!!! So when I got to the car I told the husband and then began scanning the receipt, apparently the Tokidoki mints used to be $5 each! I mean come on they are mints!! I got them for $0.97 a piece and should have grabbed more (for giveaways of course)!

So enough rambling, keep an eye out for upcoming giveaways with the Kat Von D Metal Orchestra palette, and hopefully some Tokidoki mint tins!

Can you believe I got all these for $70?!?! Anyway I'm coming down with some sort of cold/sore throat so I'm off for the night, I will try to finish up some reviews once I feel better.

Do you own the UD BoSIV? What do you think of it? Love it or Leave it?

Monday, December 26, 2011

Montagne Jeunesse - Review

I've used these products before, every time I went to the stores I'd pass by these and grab one, two, or three! I love face masks, I love putting one on and watching something or just relaxing for the 10 - 15 minutes while I wait for it to set so I was really excited when I got this in the Influenster Holiday Voxbox!

I ended up getting the Passion Peel which is a Pomegranate and Passion Flower Peel. I love pomegranate so I was definitely curious to try this one out.

Montagnue Jeunesse

Fun, pampering beauty treats

Whether you enjoy looking after your skin, being pampered, or indulging in some me-time, be it alone or with friends, you will absolutely enjoy one of these ‘Life Little Pleasures’… With a huge array to choose from, our face masques are packed with the most delicious natural ingredients and are bursting with luscious fragrances. Suitable for all different skin types, there is one to suit every mood and everybody!

Montagne Jeunesse beauty treats are free of parabens, vegetarian approved and never tested on animals. So treat yourself today to a masque that will hydrate, nourish and leave your skin cleansed, smooth and glowing. Available at ULTA Beauty, Walgreen’s, Claire’s, Walmart, Kroger, CVS Pharmacies and other retailers across the US, these masques are available in a variety of succulent flavours, including:

  • Cucumber Peel Off
  • Passion Peel Off
  • Dead Sea Mud
  • Fruit Smoothie
  • Strawberry Souffle
  • Chocolate Mud
  • And many more!
Montagne Jeunesse… good for your skin, your wallet and the earth!

What the site says:
Gently peel away dead skin with our amazing Passion Peel Off deep cleansing masque. Our Pomegranate and Passion Flower formula cleans, purifies and protects leaving your skin feeling fresh and radiant.

• Gluten Free
• Nut Derivative Free
• No Added Parabens


  • Passion Flower
    Passion flowers are rich in Vitamins C and A and Potassium. Both antibacterial and healing, skin is left clean, purified and protected.

  • Pomegrante
    Ancient Chinese mythology believes that the pomegranate which is Latin for seeded apple was the fruit in the Garden of Eden, not the apple.

    How To: 
    Cleanse face and dry. Apply thinly and evenly over face and neck with fingertips, avoiding eyes, lips and hair. Relax for 10-20 minutes or when totally dry gently peel off masque (never pull) wash off any stuck bits with water. Pat dry. Use weekly.
    Price: Price is very reasonable, depending on where you go I found them for anywhere from $1 - $1.99.

    Pros: Skin feels soft, smooth, and refreshed. Several different products to choose from ranging from muds, peel offs, scrubs, ect.

    Cons: I have not found any cons in regards to this product personally.

    Would I purchase again: Definitely Yes! I think they are nice treat for my skin. They would make a great filler for a gift basket or just in general as a gift.

    PRODUCT : 10/10
    TEXTURE : 10/10
    PRICE : 5/5
    PACKAGING : 5/5
    For more information on the brand check out their site

    Disclosure: I received this product to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

****CLOSED***** Holiday Giveaway - 2011

My Christmas has been a little off, somehow the days got mixed up for our family gathering and I ended up being called at 5pm last night being asked what happened and why I wasn't there. My Mom swears she told me they changed it to Saturday instead of Sunday but somehow I think she just forgot to call me and tell me about the change.

Needless to say the husband and I spent the rest of yesterday eating a "Christmas" pizza instead of delicious family gathering foods. I'm sad because I missed out this year on the the get together but eh sometimes things like that happen.

Anyway, today's post is a Holiday Giveaway! I hope everyone is having a fantastic Holiday!


  • Wet n Wild I <3 Matte Palette LE
  • Wet n Wild Blue Had Me At Hello Palette
  • Wet n Wild Baked Not Fried Palette LE
  • Wet n Wild Bake Off Contest! Palette LE
  • N.Y.C Extreme Lip Glider Lip Gloss in Plaza Punch


The Giveaway will start today December 25th, 2011 and go until January 25th, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.

One entry form per person!!! If you mess up then send me a tweet or e-mail asking me to delete the old form.

This giveaway is Open International as well.
If an International winner wins they will be responsible for paying any additional customs charges on the prize package.  

Package is no longer my responsibility once it has been mailed. If the winner does not respond to my e-mails before package is sent regardless of if it is a question or not (I give at least a week or two to respond) I will not be sending it, if package does not arrive and is returned unless it was my own error I am not responsible (this does not include if you suddenly move and regret to inform me/forward your mail). A new prize winner will not be chosen during that giveaway if package had been sent and returned, it will be put towards a future giveaway. I spend my own money on these prizes and unless noted and I will not have it wasted by paying $5-13 on shipping and having it returned. I do enjoy giveaways for you guys but I also want people to understand I am not rich, this takes away from my own personal things at times.

If you are under 18 you must have your parents permission to enter this/receive packages.

The winner will be chosen via (I will be using the randomizer to mix up the entries so it doesn't matter when you enter, having more extra entries will still give you a better chance though!)

The winner will be notified via e-mail, you must respond within 48 hours of the e-mail or another winner will be chosen at.  Once the winner is chosen there is no set time of delivery, it depends upon what is going on in my personal life. I will try to mail the package out right away but during busy times this may take longer, please remember this is a free item(s) that you are getting I am not obligated (unless it is a sponsored giveaway) to mail them out within a certain period of time.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

OPI - Muppets

I picked up 3 of the OPI Muppets nail polishes, I wanted to get more but when I went back to the store they were sold out. I'm pretty sure that is because they make wonderful stocking stuffers, or just presents in general! I bought each for $8.49 at my local super grocery store, when I looked at Ulta they were selling them for $12.50. The only difference I could notice was a little white striping on the bottles, I thought maybe it was just an issue with that batch but I noticed some other polishes also had the same issue (I'm guessing that store is where all the "mutant" bottles go and maybe that's the drop in price?).

Anyway onto the photos!

I may try to locate some of the others, not sure yet.

Do you own anything from OPI Muppet Collection? What ones do you love?

Friday, December 23, 2011

MAC Metal-X Collection Winter 2011

I've never bought any of the MAC Metal shadows, I'm not sure how well they work or if they will crease or what not but a few of the ones in the collection are catching my eye.

Release Dates:
December 26th, 2011 North America
  December 2011 International

Metal-X Cream Eyeshadow $20.00 Limited Edition

  • Virgin Silver White with silver pearl
  • Fusion Gold Light pinky beige with gold pearl
  • Palladium Metallic ash
  • Cyber Metallic silver with silver pearl
  • Rusty Dirty peach gold
  • Red Hot Copper Warm copper
  • Venetian Tarnish Golden tarnished bronze
  • Vintage Coin Metallic olive green
  • Gold Carbon Metallic taupe

I've been looking at Virgin Silver, and Vintage Coin.

Do you own any Metal shadows? What do you think of them?

Thursday, December 22, 2011

MAC For Daphne Guinness

I've been slacking on checking my e-mail as of late and I just saw this collection set e-mail that MAC sent me, I figured I could start posting these when I find out about them.

Release Dates:
December 26th, 2011 North America
January 2012 International

Pro Longwear Lipcreme $17.00

  • Approaching Storm Deep rose (Limited Edition)
  • Seasoned Plum Mid-tone lavender (Limited Edition)
  • Red Dwarf Blue pink (Limited Edition)
  • Warp Speed Light silver (Limited Edition)

Cremesheen Glass $18.50

  • Japanese Spring Pale dirty pink (Limited Edition)
  • Narcissus Dirty eggplant (Limited Edition)
  • Borealis Pale gray pink with iridescent pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Richly Revered Deep brown plum (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Interior Life Eyeshadow Quad $38.00

  • Stratus Light pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Interior Life Mid-tone gray blue (Veluxe) (Limited Edition)
  • Bruised Sky Dark lavender gray (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Heather Belles Dark charcoal/carbon (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Pigment $20.00

  • Aurora Pinked taupe (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Nebula Dark grayed brown with pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Circa Plum Frosty dirty mid-tone lavender (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Powerpoint Pencil $15.00

  • Engraved Etched-on forever black (Permanent)
  • Grey Utility Uniform grey (Permanent)

Brow Pencil $15.00

  • Fling Light taupe/ash blonde (Permanent)
  • Stud Deep rich blackened brown (Permanent)

Blush Ombre $26.00

  • Azalea Blossom Light cool pink (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Vintage Grape Mid-tone violet pink (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Nail Lacquer $15.00

  • Endless Night Pale gray pink with iridescent pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Hyperion Light gray blue-green (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Blueblood Deep eggplant (Creme) (Limited Edition)

I'm sort of interested in checking out the Cremesheen Glass and maybe the Blush Ombre.

Do you guys own any of the repromotes? What are you interest in checking out?

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Smashbox Wish For the Perfect Pout - First Look

A while back I entered a weekly challenge contest on the Makeup Geek forums, the challenge was to make a look inspired by a cartoon character. I saw a really pretty picture of Tinkerbell and ended up doing this look based off of it.

The prize for winning the challenge was the Smashbox Wish For The Perfect Pout, a box full glosses. I will be trying these out and posting swatches and a review soon.

Anyway onto the photos!

Do you own any Smashbox glosses? What's your favorite color?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sugarpill Cosmetics - Black Friday Haul

During Black Friday I picked up a bunch of things I wanted from Sugarpill (not all of them because the husband would flip if had bought the remaining 11 items I don't own!), I bought quite a few things but I still have more on my list!

I love Sugarpill and cannot say enough good things about them, their products, and their wonderful customer service! I will have swatches up soon along with a review of the things I bought.

Anyway onto the photos!

Do you own any Sugarpill stuff? What's your favorite(s)?

Monday, December 19, 2011

Wet n Wild - Fantasy Makers 2011

During Halloween I saw a ton of Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers products, I didn't pick up things in time and when Halloween was over I was only able to snag a few things. I got a hold of two of the nail polishes and one of the lipsticks. I think I paid $0.96 after they discounted them 50%, I can't remember what the original prices were which is my bad.

Anyway onto the photos!

In the swatches the sparkles in Black Magic really did not show up very well, not sure why as I could see them in person. I would have to say my favorite is definitely Purple Potion.

Do you own any Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers? What is your favorite?

Sunday, December 18, 2011

China Glaze and Seche Vite

A month or so ago I was looking to purchase the Seche Vite Top Coat, I found it for $7.99 at Sally's. Before I hit the register I noticed this combo pack for $9.99 I decided why not get a China Glaze polish for a few dollars more and so I put back the single Seche Vite Top Coat. Using my Sally's Beauty Member card I got this for $8.99, so it was a great deal for two items plus it came with a cute key chain that reminded me of something from Sailor Moon.

Anyway onto the photos!

I've become pretty addicted to purchasing polishes, I think I'm well over 20 China Glaze alone that I own. I will try to swatch them all in the future. I wish I could buy them all but I need to slow down a bit as money still isn't 100% back on track current!

I'm also really loving the Seche Vite Top Coat, it dries fast and keeps my polish from chipping easily.

What's your favorite polish?